Pursuant to the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act Public Law 107-174, agencies must pay for settlements, awards or judgments against them in whistleblower and discrimination cases out of their own budgets. The law also requires that employees be notified of their rights under discrimination laws and the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), 5 USC 2302(c). The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) ( is responsible for ensuring that agencies meet their obligations to inform and educate their employees regarding the WPA. For the complete text of the employee’s notification, please see the No FEAR Act Notice.



The No FEAR Act requires Federal Agencies to post on their public websites summary statistical data relating to Equal Employment Opportunity complaints filed against the respective agencies. The United States Coast Guard’s No FEAR Act data is updated on a quarterly basis pursuant to Title III of the No FEAR Act.

U.S. Coast Guard’s data is included in Department of Homeland Security aggregate No FEAR Act data

U.S. Coast Guard Historical and Current No FEAR data (available in PDF and EXCEL format)



Findings of Discrimination (Including Retaliation)

The Elijah E. Cummings Antidiscrimination Act of 2020 amended the No FEAR Act and requires the Coast Guard to post findings of discrimination (including retaliation) from any final action of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or a court of jurisdiction, once all appeals are exhausted. Agencies must publish Notices for one year. Findings of discrimination, if any, are listed below:

Date of finding:  June 28, 2022

Appeal/Case Number: Agency No. HS-USCG-02066-2019
Location:  CG BASE Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Law(s) violated:  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq
Date of discriminatory act(s):  May 3, 2019, May 7, 2019, & November 22, 2019
Posted Notice to Employees 


For further information, please contact:

Civil Rights Directorate (CG-00H)
US Coast Guard Headquarters
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE STOP 7000
Washington, DC 20593-7000